| Apr 20, 2009
J.G. Ballard, one of the most inventive of the new wave of British science fiction writers to emerge in the 1960s who was best known for the autobiographical novel "Empire of the Sun," died Sunday, his agent said. He was 78.
He had been ill "for...
| Jul 6, 2009
Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70.
| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
| Sep 7, 2007
The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a lineup of prestigious films on Wednesday bound to attract awards and critical attention.
The festival's 32nd annual slate includes 349 films from 55 countries.
Among the highlights is the world premiere...
| Feb 12, 2009
Tom Cruise couldn't kill Hitler, but now he'll be taking on another evil conspiracy.
Cruise will join Denzel Washington for the David Cronenberg thriller "The Matarese Circle," according to Variety. The plot follows the two as rival secret agents who...
| Jun 8, 2010
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Judging from the drubbing that "Splice" took at the box office over the weekend, with the film making a woeful $7.3 million, it's pretty obvious that the kiss of death for a horror film is to get a huge sheaf......
| Oct 8, 2008
David Cronenberg is in negotiations to direct "The Matarese Circle," a thriller set to star Denzel Washington.
The MGM production is based on a 1979 spy novel by Robert Ludlum and would mark the latest zig (or zag) in Cronenberg's zig-zagging directorial...
| Jun 1, 2008
ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face."
The man is silent.
Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything."
Man: "I voted absentee last year?"
| Dec 18, 2007
On a day when NBC's Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien dealt a blow to striking film and television writers by announcing that they would cross the picket line to go back on the air -- and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel prepared to do the same -- the Writers Guild of America...
| Dec 23, 2007
"I seem to be drawn to kind of enclosed, hermetically sealed subcultures," David Cronenberg explains on one of the bonus features accompanying the DVD release of "Eastern Promises."
In "Eastern Promises," Cronenberg uses the ever-reliable Anna as his...
| Jan 16, 2008
When the unusual teaser trailer for "Cloverfield" first appeared unexpectedly before last summer's blockbuster "Transformers," it set off a wave of interest verging on hysteria. The clip featured what looked like home-video footage of a New York City...
| Jan 28, 2008
The movie "Crash" -- no, not the David Cronenberg one -- is set to become a small screen series.
The Oscar-winning best picture will be Starz' first original drama series, returning much of the film's behind-the-scenes talent, including director, co-...